Honda's first twin-cylinder motorcycle, the 250cc C7, arrived in 1957 and would form the basis of a range of similar twins in smaller and larger capacities. Displacing 305cc, the first of the latter was introduced in 1958. These early Honda twins featured, to European eyes, somewhat idiosyncratic styling with their boxy leading-link fork, pressed-steel frame and swinging-arm, deeply valanced mudguards, and enclosed drive chain. They were, nevertheless, extremely well engineered and well specified, boasting overhead camshafts and electric starters at a time when such advanced features were virtually unheard of in Europe. This example of Honda's 305cc tourer in its ultimate, C77, form currently displays a total of 10,477 miles on the odometer. The machine has been cosmetically restored but would benefit from detailing and further work (the engine is seized). There are no documents with this Lot, which is sold strictly as viewed.